Date: 2nd April 2019 at 7:30am
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COMMENTARY

It would be fair to say that Newcastle United were some way off their best against Arsenal on Monday evening and there were a couple of players who will have left the Toon Army tearing their hair out. However, despite a distinct lack of cutting edge in the final third, it was a defender who bore much of the visiting fans’ brunt, namely club captain and centre back Jamaal Lascelles. The 25-year-old was back in the starting XI after spending some time on the sidelines through injury but he did not do a lot to impress the St James’ Park faithful at the Emirates Stadium. The overall judgement from the supporters on Twitter was that he was to blame for the Gunners’ second goal, and even perhaps their first, and it would be difficult to argue against them. It really was a disappointing performance from a man who has been one of Newcastle’s best performers in recent years and such displays could well see him plummet down the pecking order, with a number of talented centre backs all vying for a place in Rafael Benitez’s starting line up.

Nothing but Newcastle has gathered a selection of the supporters’ tweets: